Tuesday April 30th, 2019: Day One Delhi
Link to image gallery at the bottom of the blog post
After a day and overnight of travel, we have happily arrived in India. We arrived in India close to midnight local time, we walked out of the airport into 30 Celsius temperature.
A welcomed great sleep at the superb Vivanta hotel, and were now ready for our first full day, Delhi experience.
We toured in our comfortable air-conditioned mini-bus and wove our way through cosmopolitan Delhi, India’s capital. The modern Delhi, has many government buildings and International Consulates, plenty of parks and open spaces.
Our visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India was fascinating. The temperature today 40 C in the Old Delhi area! The people we met and conversed with during our visit were very friendly. Most were agreeable to having their photos taken as we captured images of many faces and colourful outfits.
A Rickshaw tour mixed with some walking through the Old Delhi Kinari Bazar was the perfect way to see the unbelievably congested market.
The market is a full-fledged visual storm, of shops, colours, faces, signs, a web of power lines, rickshaws, scooters, pedestrians, goods and food filling every nook and cranny. The smells, sounds and atmosphere we experienced was, well, spicy!
Surprisingly the heat was quite bearable and we kept ourselves well hydrated with plenty of stops whenever we could find the space. We spent several hours in the area and did our best to capture images that showed some of the hustle and bustle. They hardly do justice to the overall experience we had.
Our first taste of India was quite intense, and like most good flavours, left us wanting for more. Tomorrow we depart for Sariska Tiger Reserve. Good night from the Trekkers visiting India.
Click on the link below to see our first days photos from Delhi